Whats a normal nightly amount of sleep during residency?

Drrrrrr. Celty

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    Honestly, I feel like as residency as gone on I've found myself really contracting my activities. I work, eat, workout, do some academic/publishing things and I go to bed. I'm pretty much **** unless I can get 7 to 8 a night.
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  • Mar 13, 2012
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      Where's the <5 option?
      😄, I think OP's following ACGME duty hour rules, i.e. average over 4 weeks. Hey q2-3 x28s still means you get at least 12-24 hours off during which to sleep. Plus don't forget the 30 min you get falling asleep in that ICU work room chair. Just because sleep schedule disruption and insomnia means you don't sleep that whole time doesn't mean you couldn't 😉 .
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        I think it’s also shifts to more sleep as you go on because you become more efficient at work. Definitely used to be in A now I’m more C because I don’t go home and work on notes. I try and squeeze my paperwork/modules/etc in my lunch breaks.
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